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Top 5 Bible Passages From Bible Gateway’s Top 10 Cities

See the Bible News Roundup archive on Bible GatewayWith nearly 3 million searches per day—more than 2,000 per minute around the clock—being generated by tens of millions of people in more than 200 countries and territories, search trends on Bible Gateway offer an impression of how people engage with the Bible on the world’s most visited Christian website.

The following map and chart show the cities that have the most traffic to Bible Gateway and the Bible passages people searched for in those cities over the last past 12 months.

  1. New York
  2. Dallas
  3. AtlantaSign up to get the The Abide Bible Initiative free email devotional to help you develop a pattern of engaging with the Bible that fits your God-designed learning style.
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Chicago
  6. Houston
  7. Bogota
  8. Sydney
  9. Lagos
  10. Singapore

The placemarks on this custom Google map show the top 10 cities and each marker includes the top 5 Bible passages—irrespective of translation—listed on it:

View Top Cities with their Top 5 Verses in a larger map

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Taking Comfort from Psalm 91]

Some points of interest:

  • Only 6 books of the Bible—Genesis, Psalms, Matthew, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Philippians—and 12 Bible passages are represented on the 50 position list.
  • Neither book—John and Jeremiah—containing the #1 and #2 overall most-popular Bible verses—John 3:16 and Jeremiah 29:11—searched for, read, and shared on Bible Gateway for at least every year of the last decade are on the list.
  • The themes of the 12 Bible passages encompass
    • God as our creator
    • God as our caregiverSign up to get the free 5-day Bible study, You Are A New Creation
    • God as our vindicator
    • God as our forgiver
    • God as our refuge
    • God as our shielding sovereign
    • the elements of righteous living
    • the assurance of God’s redemption
    • the admonition not to worry
    • the endurance of God’s love
    • the definition of love, and
    • the instruction to pray and rejoice in the Lord.
  • Psalm 91 is the top Scripture people searched for in 8 out of the top 10 cities.
  • Psalm 23 is the second most popular passage in 8 out of the top 10 and is third in the remaining two.
  • The people of Lagos seem to especially like the Psalms as all 5 ranking positions for that city are for that book.
  • 5 continents—North America, South America, Oceania, Africa, Asia—are represented on the top 10 list.

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, God Is Our Shepherd: Meditate on the 23rd Psalm]

Each chapter reference is linked to its location on Bible Gateway, along with a summary of that chapter from The Bible Panorama study resource:

New York Dallas Atlanta Los Angeles Chicago Houston Bogota Sydney Lagos Singapore
Psalm 91 Psalm 91 Psalm 91 Psalm 91 Psalm 91 Psalm 91 Salmos 91 Genesis 1 Psalm 91 Matthew 6
Psalm 23 Romans 8 Psalm 23 Psalm 23 Psalm 23 Psalm 23 Salmos 23 Matthew 5 Psalm 23 Psalm 23
Genesis 1 Psalm 23 Romans 8 Genesis 1 Romans 8 Romans 8 1 Corintios 13 Psalm 23 Psalm 121 Matthew 5
Matthew 6 Matthew 6 Matthew 6 Romans 8 Genesis 1 Genesis 1 Salmos 27 Genesis 2 Psalm 35 Genesis 1
Romans 8 Matthew 5 Philippians 4 Matthew 6 Matthew 6 Matthew 6 Génesis 1 Matthew 6 Psalm 51 Romans 8

[Read Bible Gateway Blog posts concerning the book of Psalms]

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